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Cuban psychologist Dr. Norma Vasallo Barrueta visits Chico State

Monday, May 2

3:30-5:30 pm, in KNDL 207-209 

Reception in honor of visiting Cuban psychologist Dr. Norma Vasallo Barrueta. International Education will have information about current and future opportunities for faculty/student exchange in Cuba, as well as study abroad in Cuba.

Tuesday, May 3

1-2:30 pm, in SSC 150 

Interview with Dr. Norma Vasallo Barrueta, visiting from the University of Havana, where she chairs the Women’s Studies Department.

Cuban exchange faculty and staff panel

Tuesday, May 3

3:30–4 pm, in SSC 150

A panel of Chico State professors and staff will talk about their recent trip to Cuba over spring break. All are invited to stay for this discussion.

Oppression Make You Angry? Attend Thursday's Live Performance and Art Show

The AS Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) is proud to present “Disrupting the Silence: Using Anger as a Form of Art.” 

This free event, taking place on Thursday, April 28 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. in Selvester’s Cafe, will be a live performance and visual art show that will showcase submissions from the campus and surrounding community. With 14 spoken word pieces and 16 art pieces, the night will be filled with anger-enhanced talent. Free food will be provided.

Why is the GSEC hosting this event? This event will focus on creating space for people to express their anger about being oppressed because of their various identities. Our society often silences or censors our anger especially as it relates to our oppression–keeping us silent keeps us complacent. This art collective will foster an environment free of judgment where anyone can fully express their anger and frustration and reclaim their voice.

This event is open to people of all genders, sexualities, racial and ethnic identities, religious affiliations, etc.

For more information, please contact or call the GSEC Office at 530-898-5724.

Retired CSU, Chico arts professor and alumni show art

Retired CSU, Chico art professor Dolores Mitchell and Art Department graduates Eva Farley will display paintings at the 6th annual ChiVAA (Chico Visual Arts Alliance) Art at The Matador event.  9th & The Esplanade, Friday May 6, 2pm-9pm and Saturday, May 7, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Celebration of faculty working to reduce textbook costs, May 3

Join us in celebrating the outstanding work of faculty and staff to reduce the cost of course materials for students.

The Affordable Learning Solutions campaign (AL$) and the Textbook Alternatives Project (TAP) work toward reducing the cost of textbooks or other education materials. On Tuesday, May 3rd from 11:00AM-1:00PM we will celebrate our own Chico faculty members who have worked to lower costs for students while maintaining high quality. Their efforts have resulted in over $400,000 in student savings per year. We will recognize them through presentation of certificates, and for discussion around what they have done to keep costs manageable for our students.

There will be light refreshments and we will talk about a new opportunity to apply for an Assembly Bill 798 grant which could expand our work even more. Come learn and talk with faculty who are committed to this cause. See the ongoing work of faculty at and This event is sponsored by the TAP Steering Committee:  Laura Sederberg, (Technology & Learning Program Manager); Zach Justus (Interim Faculty Development Director); Patrick Newell (Library Dean).

Questions can be directed to Laura Sederberg, x4326 or




Stunt Dog Experience is coming back to Laxson on May 10!

Bring the whole family and enjoy a night full of amazing tricks by man’s best friend this May 10th at Laxson Auditorium. Reviews have called the Stunt Dog Experience “Paw-Tastic!”

During the Stunt Dog Experience you will witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. With amazing tricks, big-air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, it is the most entertaining show of its kind! The dogs have been featured on the Late Show With David LettermanThe Ellen DeGeneres ShowThe Queen Latifah Show, and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, and now they’re back in Chico.

Tickets to this performance are $28 Premium| $23 Adult | $21 Senior | $15 Youth | $10 Chico State Student, at

For more information on Stunt Dog Experience – click here

For a video of Stunt Dog Experience – click here

See you at the theatre!


Symphony Guild's Bookfair, Saturday at Barnes & Noble

This Saturday, Apr 30, purchases made at the Barnes and Noble store on MLK Jr Parkway will help the Chico Guild and North State Symphony. The store's Bookfair benefits the Guild, and student and adult musicians will be on hand part of the day.

If unable to attend, you may shop online at for the entire week of April 30-May 6.

Whether at the store or online, use promo code 11833548

Visit the 2016 Civic Engagement Forum!

Date/Time: Monday, May 2nd, 10:30am – 1:30pm

Where: Colusa Hall 100 A & B

The Civic Engagement Forum showcases student’s civic engagement work in a public space with their peers, faculty, and community members. Stop by anytime to see what students have been doing to make a difference in their communities and learn about their solutions to current policy issues!

More information is available at:


Midnight is the Deadline for Fresh Pick Lettuce Wraps & Enchiladas

Place your order today with CSU, Chico’s Center for Healthy Communities (CHC) to take home next week’s Fresh Pick meals.

Butter Lettuce Wraps on Tuesday include either chicken or tofu sautéed with diced Cremini mushrooms, carrots, water chestnuts, and green onions in garlic-ginger sauce. It’s all wrapped in crisp butter lettuce leaves, topped with a dash of Sriracha, and served alongside orange slices and Asian-style vegetable and linguini pasta salad.

Next Thursday’s Shredded Pork and Roasted Veggie Enchiladas feature fresh shredded pork, roasted zucchini, bell pepper, sweet onion, and black beans wrapped in corn tortillas and topped with cilantro, goat cheese, and roasted red-pepper sauce. Or opt for the meatless Roasted Veggie and Black Bean Enchiladas. Both come with cilantro-lime brown rice and a crisp salad with cilantro vinaigrette.

Place your orders online (meals are $9, credit cards and PayPal accepted) by midnight tonight, and then pick up your Fresh Pick meals at the CHC’s downstairs office, 25 Main Street, between 4 and 6 p.m. next Tuesday and/or Thursday. If it’s more convenient, stop by during business hours on Wednesday and Friday.

See what’s available through Fresh Pick in coming weeks by visiting the CHC website. For any questions, contact Fresh Pick


Connect Learn Engage Campus Videos - New and Recently Posted Presentations

Do you often see a special presentation announced that you are unable to attend? Regional & Continuing Education (RCE) records campus presentations and student workshops. Anyone can access these on the RCE website – academic presentations are listed by department at and the home page for workshops is Over 400 presentations have been captured and are available online. Each week more presentations are added.

Here is this week’s released presentation:

A Discussion of Naomi Klein's book “This Changes Everything”

Dr. Tom Imhoff, Philosophy Department, CSU, Chico

Dr. Randy Larsen, Philosophy Department, CSU, Chico

Dr. Mark Stemen, Geography and Planning Department, CSU, Chico


A blast from the past:

Living Mindfully with an Aging Body – Steve Flowers, MS, MFT

Recorded July 26, 2012


High School Scholar Program

CSU, Chico is pleased to announce the High School Scholars opportunity for the FALL 2016 semester. The High School Scholars (HSS) program is an excellent opportunity for eligible local high school students to take up to two CSU, Chico courses for just $54.

For student eligibility requirements and the mandatory orientation dates, please visit:

Update from Property Management

Property Management has recently updated procedures. 

Non-capitalized equipment that is tagged and inventoried has been changed to include equipment with an acquisition cost of $1,000 to $4,900. Departments will be affected as follows:

  • New purchases below $1000 will not be tagged and inventoried, except for sensitive* equipment.
  • Equipment previously tagged with values of $500 to $999 will be removed from department inventories, except for sensitive* equipment.
  • Departments will be notified when equipment has been removed from their inventory. Departments will then be responsible to remove state id tags and return the tags to Property Management.  Items may not be removed from department inventories immediately as this will be a lengthy project of up to six months duration.

Although equipment valued below $1000 will no longer be tagged and inventoried by Property Management, it is highly recommended that departments record these items and continue to safeguard all university equipment. The make, model, serial number, value, and vendor should be noted and recorded in departmental records.

* Sensitive equipment will continue to be tagged and inventoried by Property Management and includes computers, tablets, iPads, laptops, firearms and vehicles, regardless of cost.

For more detailed information about Property Management procedures, please check the website or call X5176.




UR not alone, text "Listen" to 741741

This week's episode of Common Ground for Common Good, a collaboration between North State Public Radio and the North Valley Community Foundation, features the Alex Project, which spreads the word about help for anyone in crisis — but especially teens.

Founded by Dan Strauss, whose son, Alex, died by suicide at age 17, The Alex Project's goal is that no one die simply because he or she can't find someone to talk to. And for many young people, it's easier to reach out via text. The project spreads the word about how easy it is to connect with suicide prevention resources. Listen to the episode at

If you or anyone you know is in crisis, or just need to talk to someone, text "Listen" to 741741 — the numbers on the left side of the phone — and talk to someone from Crisis Text Line 24/7. 


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